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Deutsche appoints Standard to manage 107m portfolio

The board of Deutsche equity income trust has selected Standard Life Investments to manage its 107m portfolio.

The appointment, to take effect in November, follows a review of management arrangements following the takeover of DWS by Aberdeen after the departure of man-ager Graham Ashby.

SLI head of UK institutional business George Walker will lead the core management team in charge of the contract and investment director Karen Robinson will be the lead fund manager.

As part of the transition process, it is proposed that the name will be changed to Standard Life equity income trust.

DEIT chairman Tony Mitchard says: “SLI has a strong reputation for managing UK equities.”


JPMF overseas trust under review

The JPMF overseas investment trust is to undertake a strategic review following the declaration of an 18.2 per cent holding in the firm by arbitrageur Carrousel Capital.

‘Women heading for retirement poverty’

Tackling unfairness in women’s pensions will be a central plank in the reform of pensions for both sexes, according to Bar-oness Hollis of Heigham. Speaking at the launch of a Scottish Widows What Women Want report at the House of Lords, Hollis said that with an increasing number of men looking after children or older […]

A little too hard to stomach

Positive Solutions’ charis-matic chief executive David Harrison really does insist on an open forum with his IFA partners. At the annual confer-ence last week, Harrison felt it necessary to share with the 1,000-plus audience that a recent spell of medication had tampered with his digestive system. Seems the reason for taking them in the first […]

BSA and PIMA welcome Rifkind Bill

PIMA and the BSA have both welcomed Sir Malcolm Rifkinds Private Members Bill aimed at simplifying the pensions system and encouraging more people to save.PIMA says an important provision of the Bill is the idea long promoted by the body of a savings and retirement account, SaRA, offering the tax treatment of a pension with […]


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